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Surrey libraries celebrate start of national Libraries Week by extending opening hours

A raft of Surrey’s libraries will be opening their doors to the public for longer hours from Monday to celebrate the start of nationally celebrated Libraries Week. The county’s libraries have been gradually reopening after lockdown with 49 libraries now open to the public, but for fewer hours than previously. However, from 5 October, 17 … Continue reading

Surrey County Council invests £36m to create hundreds of additional specialist school places

Surrey’s children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are set to benefit from a much broader choice of schools and placements within the county following the council’s decision to invest £36m in widening its specialist education provision. This latest investment will create 213 additional specialist school places for the academic year … Continue reading

Surrey Students Getting Back to School Safely

Schools and colleges in Surrey are due to welcome all pupils back through their doors for the start of the school year this week. Schools and colleges have been building on measures they introduced before the summer break to accommodate all year groups back into class. Surrey County Council has been working with schools and … Continue reading

Surrey asks “how can its Local Offer website be improved?”

Surrey County Council and partners are asking for young people with Special Educational Needs and/or a Disability (SEND), their parent/carers and the practitioners supporting them, to share their views and experiences of its Local Offer website. All local authorities must have a Local Offer website that provides information and the details of services available for … Continue reading

Surrey History Centre reopens

Surrey History Centre will be opening its doors once again on 21st July to researchers wishing to access its unique archive and local studies collections. The centre, which is in Woking, will initially reopen with reduced hours and capacity to ensure social distancing can be observed and the health of customers and staff protected. Opening … Continue reading

New library opens in Horley

Horley’s new library is now open in a convenient town centre location. The library has moved from its previous outdated premises to a new site near the train station and shops. As well as a refreshed selection of books and an expanded study area, the new library boasts a flexible open-plan layout allowing it to … Continue reading

87% of Surrey pupils offered their first choice primary school

Eighty-seven per cent of Surrey children have been offered places at their first-choice primary school – up from 86 per cent last year. And almost all who applied – 97 per cent of pupils – were given one of their top three preferred schools. Julie Iles, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member All-Age Learning, said: “We … Continue reading

Community charity set to take over running of Surrey Performing Arts Library

A community charity is set to take on the running of Surrey’s performing arts library under proposals to give the service a new lease of life while also saving money for local taxpayers. The charity NewSPAL has worked with the council on a business case to take over the library which will be considered at … Continue reading

Five things you didn’t know you could do online with Surrey libraries

Mary Lewis, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for All-Age Learning, said: “These are just a selection of the digital services available through Surrey libraries but there is potential for us to go further and use technology in new and different ways. “We’re running a consultation on the principles that will help us reshape our library … Continue reading

VIDEO: Smaller ‘link’ libraries help bring books closer to communities

Smaller “link” libraries are helping to bring books closer to local communities particularly in rural areas. Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for All-Age Learning, Mary Lewis, visited a community link library in Shere – one of three in Surrey. A consultation running until Friday 4 January 2019 is asking for people’s views on a proposed … Continue reading

VIDEO: Community hubs could bring libraries and other services under one roof

Residents are being asked for their views on whether libraries could bring together a range of local services in one place, as part of a consultation on a proposed strategy for libraries. Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for All-Age Learning, Mary Lewis, is calling on residents to have their say. The consultation can be found … Continue reading

VIDEO: Volunteers set to be given bigger role in running community-partnered libraries

With Surrey County Council’s Cabinet due to consider a report on Tuesday about support arrangements for community-partnered libraries, Mary Lewis, Cabinet Member for All Age Learning, outlines plans to give volunteers a bigger role in running their local branches. More information can be found here.  

IN PICTURES: 250 extra places created at Salesian School

These are the new facilities which have helped provide an extra 250 places at Salesian School in Chertsey. A new teaching block has been constructed which houses 12 classrooms while existing buildings have been renovated to create new science classrooms and a science lecture theatre. More information can be found here. Mary Lewis, Surrey County … Continue reading

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